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    November 29, 2012
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if the republicans want to put anyone in charge of anything who is not a white man or darrell issa. choose from among these gals, john boehner and good luck. the powerball jackpot has two winners and that's not all. hillary clin puts her foot down about the susan rice controversy and the world's most famous christmas tree comes to looif. there were two winning powerball tickets and they were sold in last night's drawing in an astonishing jackpot of $580. somebody woke up happy this morning, two of them actually. the tickets had all six out of six numbers.
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they were sold in arizona and missouri. so let's get right to the winning numbers. 5, 16, 22, 23, 29, and the powerball is 6. there were 68 tickets nationwide that had five numbers right. they'll each get $1 million. not bad. so tickets sold at a rate of 130,000 a minute. nearly nine million people won smaller prizes. now the search is on for the two big ticket holders whose lives are about to change forever. but for the rest of us, it is another day facing the fiscal cliff. negotiators are going to talk about specific proposaals for both sides to avoid that fiscal cliff. tracy pots joins us from washington with all the details. good morning to you. >> good morning, everyone. a number of high level but individual meetings scheduled here today on capitol hill with really just a handful of lawmakers who could have a big impact on your paycheck.
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tim giter in and rob neighbors bring the deficit cutting plan to capitol hill today. >> reporter: negotiators are meeting with boehner and top democrats. they heard the plan wednesday at the white house. at least one thinks there could be a deal here. >> if i were involved in the negotiations like this and everybody was purporting to be where they are, i would say that an agreement is reachable. >> i'm hopeful. it wouldn't put me anywhere near optimistic. >> reporter: one conservative is
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suggesting that while negotiations continue, congress should stop tax rates going up on the middle class now. >> we're not going to raise taxes on those people. i think we should make that clear to everybody. >> reporter: bottom line, no deal yet. both sides are still talking. and both sides signalling that they're willing to give some ground to get this done and get it done on time. lynn. >> thanks so much. it's not how he wanted to get there but former governor mitt romney heads to the white house. president obama is hosting his campaign rival at a private lunch. no reporters will be allowed in. it is the seventh time the two men have met face-to-face. it's going to be the first time since the election. there are no details on the meeting. in his victory speech, president obama said he hoped to speak with romney about how to move the country forward. despite another rough day of meetings with republican senators, u.n. ambassador susan rice received a new vote of confidence. this time from the president and secretary of state hillary clinton. the president called rice
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extraordinary during a cabinet meeting she attended. clinton led a round of applause for rice who is considered to be a front-runner to be nominated as clinton's successor. a point later touched on during a news conference. >> susan rice has done a great job as our ambassador to the united nations and, of course, this decision about my successor is up to the president. i'm very happy he has the opportunity with a second term to make a decision. >> but on capitol hill, tennessee republican senator bob corker spoke with rice wednesday and later warned the president that the job of secretary of state is held to a higher standard than that of other appointees. last night on "hard ball," susan collins talked about her meeting with ambassador rice. she says why she is troubled about rice's comments on the attack on the u.s. mission in
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benghazi, libya. >> she says that she relied on information that was given to her but it's obvious that she chose to emphasize some aspects and down play others. and, frankly, i think the u.n. ambassador along with the secretary of state should be above politics and that she should have just said, no, i'm not going to go on those shows. it's the wrong issue and the wrong time of year. i've got to maintain my credibility. >> you can catch "hardball" at 5:00 and 7:00 eastern. later today time mag zinl release a provocative exclusive. they call mohammed morsy the most important man in the middle east. president morsy says he is promising elections in two
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months. he faces strikes about it courts as well as massive protested after he granted himself absolute power while he prepares for a nationwide address stressing unity. back here at home, new yorkers celebrated the lighting of the world's most famous christmas tree. take a look. >> three, two, one! >> pretty beautiful there. new york city mayor michael bloomberg did the honors flipping the switch on 30,000 led lights covering the norway spruce. the spruce is from mt. olive, new jersey. incidentally, that tree survived hurricane sandy. the rockefeller sandy tree tradition began in 1931 when worker building the center put up the very first one. a little bigger and fancier. and for a look at your national weather and a look at the tree, let's go down to the plaza where our meteorologist is standing by with a look at your weather.
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front row seats there. >> it's amazing. it wasn't turned on earlier this morning when we came in. now it's in the full glory. do you get a better backdrop than this? it's absolutely gorgeous. even for the early morning people walking by and viewing the tree, it's not that cold out here. but it isn't windy either. so you're not seeing the lights rattle on the branches of the tree this morning. that could change though as we go into the next couple of days. we're dealing with really nice weather across the eastern half of the country. the only trouble spots really back across the west coast. storm after storm is going to pound california, oregon, and washington state. closer to home, albany is seeing snow right now. it's lake-effect snow coming off lake ontario stretching all the way into the birkshires of massachusetts. so we are seeing some snowfall across the northeast. it is just like a fact of nature. elsewhere, we're going to see that rain out towards california continue to move on shore. we saw a lot of airport delays
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yesterday. also some mountain snow is likely. as far as rainfall totals, we are actually going to see in the next 48 hours perhaps more than five or six inches of rain, especially across northern california into southwestern oregon. seattle could pick up a couple inches of that rain as well. again, we're looking at another storm to make its way on west coast later on this afternoon. that one should be stronger than the storm we saw yesterday. here in the northeast with the gorgeous view behind me, things are looking fantastic near downtown looking at the christmas tree. lynn? >> thanks so much. >> dianne feinstein says close gitmo and move the prisoners to the u.s. plus, a tornado in tuscany. all this as well as the earth's oceans rising 60% faster than predicted. details are next. you're watching "first look." [ woman ] ring. ring. progresso.
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a new report finds the
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detention center at gitmo could be closed and the prisoners moved to u.s. prison without harming national security. dianne feinstein welcomed the report noting it costs more than $114 million a year to fund the facility. and in an effort to expedite funds, michael bloomberg met with lawmakers in washington wednesday to make a personal plea for $42 billion in federal aid needed for hurricane santy recovery. a new german study finds sea levels are rising 60% faster than u.n. projections over the last two decades. and people in venice could be experiencing those effects as the city continues to take on floodwater. residents and tourists were forced to use raised walk ways while others sat in save submerged chairs in cafes. a tornado tore through an italian city injuring workers at a steel plant. it also caused damage in tuscany
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on tuesday. now here is a look at "scrambled politics." things are getting down right ugly between grover norquist and one of his former allies earlier this week he lashed out at peter king who said he's ready to walk away from the anti-tax pledge made in 1996 to avoid the fiscal cliff. >> everybody who signed the pledge including peter king who tried to weasel out of it, shame on him as the new york sun said today. i hope his wife understands that commitments last a little longer than two years or something. >> well, king got wind of that. it sounds like norquist better watch out for mrs. king. >> the fact that he brought my wife into it, i think he never met me, he certainly hasn't met my wife. he better hope he doesn't. she'll knock his head off. >> all right, president obama wants supporters to go on twitter as washington takes on the fiscal cliff. he's asking people to use the #my2k to explain what they
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would do with the $2,000 that could be lost to a middle class tax hike. one user talks about buying a mac book. the other talks about the child they're expecting and making the mortgage. but the president is also finding some critics. one of whom wants details on spending cuts. tennessee republican congresswoman marcia blackburn is not thrilled with the fact that all the chair manships voted on yesterday, 19 out of 21, none of them went to women. she says women should be elevated any time there's an opportunity. mitt romney isn't just having lunch with president obama today. he's also seeing running mate paul ryan for the first time since the election. finally, michelle obama unveiled the holiday decorations at the white house which featured 54 christmas trees, a gingerbread house and a statue of the first
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dog which looked real. let's go to wall street where markets did see a boost. the dow opens at 12,985. that is after rising 106 points yesterday. the s&p 500 added 10. the nasdaq gained 23. in tokyo, neat okay was up 92 points and the hang seng gained 14. chain stores release november retail sales figures todayment a new survey shows most adults would postpone holiday shopping until january if they could save money. and a different survey found that holiday parties are making a comeback with 83% of companies hosting an event this season. researchers have tested the foam in 100 couches and 40% contained banned toxic chemicals that can cause cancer. a recall has been ordered of a trampoline for safety reasons. it involves sports power park side model trampolines sold at sports authority stores between
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april 2007 and may 2012. the philadelphia water department has been a target of a multimillion dollar scam after an employee allegedly ordered excess ink and toner and then sold it to a printer supply company which paid him $545,000. living social is going to lay off 400 u.s. workers following the big loss in the third quarter. in minnesota, the "star tribune" reports that 400 workers will be the owners of three grocery stores this as he gives back to his loyal employees instead of selling the business. there's some good news there. and marissa meyer, the 37-year-old ceo of yahoo says her priorities are god, family, and yahoo in that order. stupid criminals caught on tape, trust me, you're going to want to see this one. plus, rock memorabilia including john lennon's last autograph and the famous gold wire rimmed glasses.
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they're all up for grabs. we'll have details next. but when i was in an accident... i was worried the health care system spoke a language all its own with unitedhealthcare, i got help that fit my life. so i never missed a beat. that's health in numbers. unitedhealthcare.
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i'd like to thank eating right, whole grain, multigrain cheerios! mom, are those my jeans? [ female announcer ] people who choose more whole grain tend to weigh less than those who don't. multigrain cheerios two men suspected of trying to break into a detroit business got stuck on the building's roof and then had to be rescued by firefighters. not smart, guys. a passer by alerted police who were there to arrest them once they reached the ground. it took three thieves about 13 seconds to make off with around $19,000 worth of watches
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from a macy's in garland, texas, earlier this month. video shows the men running off with counter display cases. police are now searching for the suspects. memorabilia from rock 'n' roll's biggest legends are up for grabs in new york city. items include john lennon's famous gold wire rimmed glasses, the guitar used by elvis presley and a jacket worn by michael jackson during his first meeting with nelson mandela. talk about an inspiring story here. football players at the california school for the deaf have clinched the team's first league championship in a decade proving they are a force to be reckoned with. the 19 players and the coach are all deaf. they communicate via signed language and large color coded signs. it looks like it's working there for them. more sports news. we start with the nba. celtics-nets just before the half in boston, a hard foul leads to a ten-player fight and three players had to be ejected from the game. in the second half, brooklyn pulled away and finished with a
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95-83 win. in college basketball, number two ranked duke makes a big come back against number four ohio state taking the lead late in the second half and the blue devils beat the buckeyes 73-68. in miami, the hurricanes outside shooters were hot and they upset number three -- or number 13 michigan state 67-59 as the fans stormed on to the court to celebrate. and the new ballot is out for baseball's hall of fame. barry bonds, roger clemens and sammy sosa are all on it for the first time. they may not get the votes required because of allegations of steroid use. so others on the ballot, craig biggio and mike piazza and curt schilling. all right. so we gave you a look at the rockefeller center christmas tree a little earlier. we're going to head back down there. that's where our meteorologist is giving us a look at your weather channel forecast. good morning to you. >> good morning.
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i want to thank you for the gloves. i came to work today and didn't have gloves and you just kind of saved my hands here this morning. but we have got a front row ticket here at the rockefeller christmas tree. it is absolutely stunning. it's gorgeous. and without the wind, you know, the lights and trees aren't bouncing around. it is such a peaceful sight this morning. it's absolutely gorgeous. what a way to kick off this holiday season. weatherwise in new york city, anyone coming down to see the tree i'm sure things get much busier this time of year. it is looking like a fantastic day. a little chilly each morning. we're starting off in the 30s. the cold, cold air is in the dakotas and northern minnesota. we're going to see temperatures today warm into the mid 40s in the northeast. we have 60s in the southeast. the trouble spot today and tomorrow and even over the next 72 hours will be back across the west coast where we'll see perhaps more than a foot of rainfall in northern california. but for friday, the eastern half of the country still enjoying really nice weather.
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a little chilly in new york city. we expect that this time of year. temperatures friday topping out in the mid 40s. lynn? >> dylan, thanks very much. can uncle charlie come to the rescue of a half man? plus, ben affleck is feeling love. and here once again, the winning powerball numbers for you. 5, 16, 22, 23, 29, and the powerball of 6. are you one of the lucky ones?
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they optimized our data center and got us on the cloud. they even sent tour champion, paula creamer, to help with charles' swing. maybe don't do that. that's not good. no! his job isn't to look good. it's to make the clients look good. oh my goodness! i can't help you. that's what i thought.
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stephen colbert announced
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his resignation from the show immediately because, folks, i'm stinkin' filthy rich. jimmy, tell them why. >> powerball sales are skyrocketing upping the odds that someone will win the big prize. >> play my jam. ♪ you're a rich girl and they've gone too far ♪ >> even though the drawing hasn't happened yet, even though the odds of winning are 175 million to 1 because i bought 175 million tickets and i'm guaranteed to win because every single one of these babies has the exact same lucky numbers. >> all right. time now for some entertainment news. it just isn't a good week for "2 1/2 men" star jones after saying he doesn't want to be on the show anymore. he may just get his wish. e-news is reporting jones will exit the show after the conclusion of season ten.
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jones is reportedly shocked by the media frenzy saying he's never been the one to get attention. speaking of getting attention, charlie sheen is looking out for his one time co-star saying my former nephew is welcome at anger management any time. of course, his new show. ben affleck is having one heck of a year. entertainment weekly named ben the 2012 entertainer of the year. george clooney said hollywood loves a comeback and affleck is an unbelievable come back kid. that's for sure. and finally, a list of 2012's most memorable internet moments were released. do you remember this one? some were election related like this clint eastwood, infamous invisible obama speech and mitt romney's big bird remarks. the top spot goes to olympian's not too impressed face which has
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been imitated time and time again. is there any we can remember that we may have forgot snen. >> i'm sure there are hundreds of ones we haven't forgotten. >> google and youtube -- >> yeah, embarrassing moments. >> i'm sure bill charkarins shop several times. stay tuned. "way too early" is next. i wouldn't even care about winning the $550 million. i just want to be paid with one of the giant checks. wouldn't that be great? take it to the bank, try to feed it into the atm. i know that lotto money is going to be mine. even though the drawing hasn't happened yet, even though the odds of winning are 175 million to 1. because i bought 175 million tickets and i'm guaranteed to win because every sin

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